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Organisational Development Specialist (2464)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

Working as an Organisational Development Specialist (ODS), you’ll work within a team of HR professionals to support the delivery of organisational development initiatives, to improve business performance, drive culture change and build colleague capability.

With offices across the UK and around 3000 colleagues, we have an ambitious Business and HR strategy centred on our Colleagues, Clients and Communities.  Our people strategy is focused around four key outcomes; Brilliant Basics, Leadership Behaviours, Agile Mind-Set, and Wellbeing and Inclusion. Through these Colleague Commitments, we hope to make sure that Irwin Mitchell continues to be an employer of choice through great colleague experiences, a culture of strong leadership and an agile mind-set.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Engaging with colleagues from across IM to understand the specific development requirements of teams and projects.
  • Designing learning material in a range of methodologies, such as workshops, group coaching, e-learning, and video production.
  • Providing an expert hand for the design and development of initiatives and work collaboratively with the People Team and wider business to deliver those solutions.
  • Spotting opportunities to try new approaches and take the lead on projects for Organisational Development to add value.
  • Facilitating workshops both face to face and virtually to deliver subjects such as remote leadership, personal impact and presentation skills.
  • Designing and delivering of welcome events to support colleague On-Boarding.
  • Engaging with external suppliers of digital tools and resources for example LMS or technology based learning mechanism
  • Supporting colleagues in the business areas to embed cultural, behavioural and process change by offering guidance and coaching.
What We're Looking For
  • Significant previous experience in designing and delivering learning sessions.
  • A skilled communicator, with the ability to influence and build relationships with colleagues from all levels.
  • A confident user of technology based learning platforms.
  • A background of working in a large corporate environment, ideally within a HR function.
  • Excellent organisational skills, and able to work towards deadlines.
  • Ideally, you’ll hold a CIPD Training Certificate and have previously worked within a regulated environment, but this isn’t essential.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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2 Wellington Place, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS1 4BZ

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  • Business Area:
    People Team
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Organisational Development
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
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    Home Based, Leeds
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